Today we got a sneak peek at some of the photos from our photoshoot with Melanie. How awesome to have these beautiful, beautiful visuals of our dream come true. Melanie’s photography always renders me speechless, most especially when my family is her subject matter. I don’t know how she does it, but she somehow captures emotion in her shots, as was clearly evidenced in Nora’s birth photos. Her perspective is other-worldly. You can’t look at Nora’s birth photos without feeling exactly what went on there in that room that day. I think this is why her work is so popular, what draws people to these images. My only regret is that she didn’t capture the beautiful days that Gavin and Greta were born. Just a few years ago no one thought to do anything but the “baby in the box” hospital bassinet photos with the pastel blanket in the background. They are cute, but they’re a far scream from what Melanie can do!! Now have our follow up photos that clearly depict our lives at home. The intrinsic love, and the special bonds between us are unequivocally portrayed. I love to imagine several many generations from now looking at these photos, “These were your great-great-grandparents, and their kids… your great-great grandparents.” My heart smiles.
I think we spent a combined 3 ½ hours in the tub today. Baby girl loves her baffs!! If she needs to be “deflated” the baff is a guaranteed fix.
You’d never know she was screaming and crying 5 minutes prior…
Then we tried on some pretty outfits:
Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.
(Deuteronomy 7:9 NIV)
This morning’s appointment with the pediatrician went very well. Nora might not share that point of view as there was a shot involved. She weighed in at 9 lbs. 12 oz, 22 inches! A few more ounces and we’ve got ourselves a ten pounder! The doctor was very happy with her growth progression. She looks great, sounds great!
Once we were back home, a baff and some milkies were on direct order. That made everything better.
This afternoon there was a show on about ancient cultures, specifically on the topic of Roman baths. They were talking about how these baths were such an important part of their society. It all sounded eerily familiar. Perhaps Nora might like to have her own bath house someday!
Let all that I am praise the LORD;
may I never forget the good things he does for me.
(Psalm 103:2 NLT)